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tomer90 10-07-2012 10:32 AM

Shutdown won't turn off laptop
Reboot, poweroff, whatever, the screen just turns black(not off) and hangs like that, at first it did that but after 10-15 seconds I'd just hit Enter and the laptop would poweroff(if I tried to hit enter before it would do nothing).
I'm running BackTrack 5 on Lenovo thinkpad t530 from live USB.

andrewthomas 10-07-2012 10:59 AM

What happens if you open a terminal, log in as root and


shutdown -h now

tomer90 10-07-2012 11:03 AM

Same, I think it all started when I installed acpi from apt-get, it also created deleted inode referenced errors when BT5 boots before I do startx

tomer90 10-07-2012 05:44 PM


TobiSGD 10-08-2012 07:18 AM

If you had a corrupted file-system this may cause your iisues, since essential data or parts of programs maybe simply got lost. I would try a re-install and may be a different OS than Backtrack. Backtrack is not aimed at desktop use so it may lack in these parts.

tomer90 10-08-2012 10:22 AM

Never mind, reinstalled without the acpi package and now it's ok although it still requires me to hit enter for power shutdown, anouone knows why?

EDIT: adding noprompt at the end of the boot line fixes that

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